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作者 Fielding, Russell, 1977- author
書名 The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic / Russell Fielding
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780674986374 (alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  SH382.2 .F54 2018    在架上    30520020865359
 人文社會聯圖  SH382.2 .F54 2018    在架上    30610020584769
 人社中心  SH382.2 F54 2018    在架上    30560400647993
說明 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-329) and index
Introduction: The sea bean -- The most exciting word in Faroese -- Oil and history on a Caribbean beach -- The stones of Faroe -- Barrouallie, St. Vincent's blackfish town -- Drawing out Leviathan -- Laws and traditions -- The fragile link -- Culturally embedded conservation strategies -- The value of seawater -- The mercurial sea -- Conclusion: Foreignness and familiarity
"Island communities in the Caribbean and the North Atlantic still use traditional methods to hunt whales and dolphins for food. Despite declining stocks worldwide and increasing health risks, artisanal whaling remains a popular practice tied to nature's rhythms. The Wake of the Whale presents the art, history, and purpose of whaling in these different cultures and climates, and describes what the future of these societies might look like as modern realities take hold. Sightings of pilot whales in the frigid Nordic waters have drawn residents of the Faroe Islands to their boats and beaches for nearly a thousand years. Down in the tropics, around the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, artisanal whaling is a younger trade, shaped by the legacies of slavery and colonialism but no less important to the local population. Each culture, Russell Fielding shows, has developed a distinct approach to whaling that preserves key traditions while adapting to threats of scarcity, the requirements of regulation, and a growing awareness of the humane treatment of animals. Yet these strategies struggle to account for the risks of regularly eating meat contaminated with methylmercury and other environmental pollutants introduced from abroad. Fielding considers how these and other factors may change whaling cultures forever, perhaps even bringing an end to this way of life"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Whaling -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Whaling -- Faroe Islands
Whaling -- Environmental aspects
Whaling -- Health aspects
Hunting and gathering societies -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Hunting and gathering societies -- Faroe Islands
Marine resources conservation -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Marine resources conservation -- Faroe Islands
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